Driver Details

Required Version of Microsoft Storport

Important updates to Microsoft Storport

Fixes & Enhancements

Not Applicable


Version NA, A00

Release date

21 Apr 2009

Last Updated

12 Jun 2013



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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

MS Windows 2008 x64
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

Storport Version (SAS Non-RAID)
Storport Version (SAS RAID)
Storport Version (SCSI non-RAID)
Storport Version (SCSI RAID)
Storport Version (Serial ATA)

Installation instructions

1. Download the zip file from the MS link provided on the email
2. Extract the content of the zip file to a known directory using the password
3. Double click on the *.exe file that was extracted and follow on screen
instructions to install the driver.
4. The hotfix will not be active until the system restarts."

Important Information

For best storage controller performance and reliability, it is strongly urged that customers upgrade to the version of storport.sys listed in the attached document. Dell currently tests with and ships factory-installed OSes with this version, and this is the minimum version of the Storport.sys driver that addresses/mitigates all known issues.
CAUTION: As with any software/driver upgrade, ensure that the system is properly backed up before applying."
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Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.